quintessential Ben Webster: intimate, tender, endlessly expressive.
Webster was internationally recognized as one of jazz's elder
statesman when he recorded this album in 1957, but the youthful fire
that had marked his playing with the Duke Ellington Orchestra two
decades earlier was undiminished. Leading a stellar combo through a
program consisting mostly of vintage pop tunes, the great tenor
saxophonist is at his peak. And this reissue includes three rare
recordings of Webster on piano, the first instrument he played as a
young professional musician.
Webster, tenor saxophone